Sony has often overlooked the mobile industry in the United States, but that is all likely to change with the Xperia Z3. A device believed to be the Xperia Z3 with the model number D6603 has passed through the FCC for testing. Aside from confirming its arrival in the United States, the FCC filing does not show very much of anything. » Read the rest
Following the market in producing flagship devices followed by both “prime” versions and “mini” versions, LG has been working on a smaller variant of the LG G3 which has been identified as either the LG G3 Mini or the LG G3 Beat. Although there is some speculation that two distinct, smaller versions of the G3 exist with either a 4.5-inch or 5.0-inch screen, what is clear is the LG will be producing a version of their flagship that they hope appeals to buyers who don’t want a large 5.5-inch screen. A new variant surfaced recently in a filing with the FCC with compatibility with AT&T’s LTE bands. » Read the rest
Thanks to a brand new FCC filing from Motorola, we now know that the Moto 360 will either utilize or support a wireless charger. The FCC filing we are looking at uses the smartwatch, wireless charger, and AC/DC adapter for testing. And what is the wireless charging standard the Moto 360 will use? The Qi wireless charging standard.
Google may be working on an upgraded Google Fiber television box to launch in the near future. An FCC filing revealed a new set-top box with a model number GFHD200 that’s sporting 802.11 ac/n WiFi, 10/100 Ethernet, MoCA, Bluetooth and HDMI 1.4, all of which are pretty standard for a high-end cable box like this. Unfortunately, there aren’t any other details about the box in the filing, but with I/O just a few days away, maybe Google will shed a little more light on their Fiber plans with us.
Android Wear is expected to hit some more devices relatively soon, and we may have our eyes on one here.
The FCC has recently put documents on its website which reveal a Samsung smartwatch (codenamed SM-R382). It’s 10mm smaller than the Gear 2 (top to bottom). We know Samsung has said a Gear-branded Android Wear device would be released soon, so our guess is that this is it.
This is obviously all speculation and rumor, but there’s a pretty good shot that this could be true.
The FCC recently approved the upcoming Samsung SM-G906S, which is supposed to be the Korean version of the Galaxy S5 Prime. The SM-G906S is, according to the FCC, the same as the SM-G906K and SM-G906L.
The FCC did not reveal too many details about the device, however it did mention that it features LTE band 5 and band 17, both bands that are not supported on any US carrier.
It has been a while since NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang indicated the company was going to produce a successor to their NVIDIA Shield gaming device. The time for a public announcement must be getting close judging by the information starting to leak out about the NVIDIA Shield 2. In late April we saw the device surface in the AnTuTu Benchmark site with a Tegra K1 processor and 4GB of RAM onboard. Now, a device from NVIDIA has surfaced in the FCC database that appears to be the Shield 2. » Read the rest
Earlier in the month, there was a leak that suggested that Samsung was toying with a smartphone that had a 7-inch screen. It was rumored to be the Galaxy Mega 2 in some areas, while other rumors have the device pegged as something new with a Galaxy W moniker. Coming with a model name SM-T2558, the device is pegged as being a tablet, but rather than looking like Samsung’s current line of tablets, the device looks to be a much larger smartphone. However, the T in the model name is usually pegged for tablets.
The device will have a 720p display with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8MP camera in the back, a 2MP camera in the front, 8GB of internal memory that’s expandable with a microSD slot, and Android 4.3 onboard. Given that it’s passed through the FCC halls, it’s only a matter of time before we see what exactly this device is. Whether it’s a phone, a tablet or a combination of both, has yet to be determined.
If the forthcoming LG G3 is not quite large enough for you and LG’s super-sized LG G Pro 2 is more than you want to spend on a smartphone, then LG’s G Pro 2 Lite may be what you are looking for. The LG G Pro 2 Lite is a mid-range device that ratchets down virtually every spec compared to the top-tier device. The G Pro 2 Lite was recently spotted in the FCC database on its way to Verizon. Sprint and AT&T versions of the device are expected as well.
The FCC has inspected and approved a device going by the Oppo N5116, and judging from the released pictures and specs, it looks like it’s going to be a mini version of the Oppo N1. We knew this device was coming, but thanks to this filing we’re getting a much better look at how the device is going to look. The Mini keeps the design of its bigger brother and looks nearly identical, except for the slimmed down screen. » Read the rest